Although information systems are vital for innovation, many businesses find themselves caught up in trying to simply maintain those systems – from servers to storage devices to applications; it quickly becomes an endless cycle of integration, configuration, and maintenance.
As the modern business environment becomes more technology-driven, companies need to reduce the amount of time and money spent keeping IT up and running – and focus their efforts on achieving goals and objectives instead. Did you know the average company spends almost 10% of their annual revenue on technology?
If you’re ready to leverage IT for increasing business opportunities and revenue growth, here’s a few tips:
Social media platforms, such as Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn, allow you to reach more potential clients, develop a trusting relationship with potential clients, and of course, market your products and/or services in a cost-efficient manner. Plus, you’re able to manage client expectations and learn more about what those you serve are looking for.
When you simplify the way you use information technology and move to the cloud, you’re able to free up valuable time and resources – leaving you much more able to focus on innovation as opposed to simply keeping IT up and running. This lets you continue operations seamlessly while focusing on what’s important: staying competitive.
In today’s day and age, communication is everything – it’s absolutely vital to have the right communication methods in place, in order to stay responsive to those you serve – thus resulting in more ‘word of mouth’ referrals that lead to business opportunities. Smart phones, VoIP systems, hosted email, video conferencing, and more allow you to stay in constant contact.